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Wednesday 20 May 2015

The House of Peroni heads East...

The House is back and that means one spectacular thing - it's Peroni o'clock every day for the next month people!!!

We've been lucky enough to frequent all past residencies but this one takes the biscuit for one standalone reason ... the house has thrown it's anchor down in East London, just a hop, skip and a jump from our Robbo Mousehold! Located on Brick Lane, in the Old Truman Brewery the doors will be open for just one month (until 10th June) enticing visitors to drop in and fill their Peroni boots up.

Last Wednesday we were cordially invited to the launch party where there were lashings of tasty bites, cocktails on tap, a magnificent floral wall masterpiece and fairground inspired installations lighting up the space. 

The rough-round-the-edges warehouse space is inspired by the Italian Piazza complete with a cuter than cute metropolitan garden bursting with blooms, offering up the perfect spot for a touch of al fresco boozing! 

You'll also find Michelin starred chef, Accursio Craparo in the kitchen whipping up 
delightful Italian foodie treats alongside award-winning Italian molecular mixologist, Simone Caporale who has impressively curated a long list of scrumptious Peroni infused cocktails. 

We took full advantage of taste testing the free-flowing tipples from the multiple bars installed and we can report our firm fav was the Campo Dei Fiori station. Inspired by the iconic square in Rome and home of one of the most beautiful and idilylic flower shops in Italy, this romantic concoction was light and fruity made up of cloudy apple juice, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, bergamot and peychaud bitters. If that doesn't sound super-duper-blow-your-socks-off good then wait until you hear the creative process that goes into making this cocktail of dreams. 

First you visit the flower and herb station and handpick a little bit of what you fancy ... for me I grabbed sprigs of rosemary, mint, basil and sweet little purple flower buds...

You then hand over your fistful of goodies and watch as the mixologist gets to work throwing your herbs and flowers into a large conical flask looking glass...

Next, the conical flask is attached to an air making machine where cloud like smoke is transferred from one vessel to the other...

Then Peroni is poured into a much smaller glass with all the other boozy ingredients...

And hey presto you have it... first you sip up the wonderfully pefumed cloud following by big slurps of the delicious cocktail. Claps all round!

Another aspect we loved, was the Italian pop-up shop housed within the space. Strazzanti is run by three sisters - no guessing why we loved this little fact so much - selling authentic Sicilian treats for you to try, buy and takeaway with you. The cheese and honey concoction on offer was to die for! 

If you're now itching to check it out for yourself, entry is free to indulge in the foodie and alcoholic delights, however if you want to attend one of the many events, masterclasses or film screenings you'll need to book your spot right here

Go - you'll love it, we did!

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